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Explosion At Houston-Area Exxon Mobil Refinery Causes Fire, Injuries

On Wednesday, a fire broke out at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas; the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area, injuring at least six people. The fire began around 11 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston. The city of Baytown said the fire is in an area that contains polypropylene material and that Exxon Mobil has requested some nearby residents to shelter in place as a precaution.... [Read Full Story]

Capital One Reports Data Breach Affecting 100 Million Customers

Capital One reported a massive data breach affecting 100 million people in the US that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses used on their credit card applications. A 33-year-old Seattle woman named Paige Thompson allegedly exploited a vulnerability in Capital One’s online databases to steal the credit card application documents, according to the criminal complaint filed by the FBI.  Approximately 140,000 credit card customers in the US had their Social Security numbers stolen in the breach. Another 80,000 customers had their bank account numbers exposed.... [Read Full Story]

Federal Government Resuming Executions Of Death Row Inmates After Two-Decades

capital punishment.” data-reactid=”17″ type=”text”>Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the federal government will be resuming capital punishment. In the announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice said the decision was made related to “five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases torturing and raping, the most vulnerable in our society — children and the elderly.”... [Read Full Story]

ICE Arrests 35 In Operation Targeting 2,000 Migrants

Officials on Tuesday said Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 35 people as part of an operation targeting families with deportation. Of those 35 arrested, 18 were members of families with court-ordered removal orders targeted by the operation and 17 were collateral arrests of people found during enforcement actions, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence said during a news teleconference Tuesday morning.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Announces Democrats And Republican Have Reached Deal On Spending, Debt Limit

President Donald Trump said on Monday a two-year deal had been reached with congressional leaders to raise the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority and to set budget spending caps. Trump said on Twitter: “I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – on a two-year Budget and Debt Ceiling, with no poison pills.”... [Read Full Story]

Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen Removed From Her Post

The Planned Parenthood organization announced on Tuesday that it has removed its president, Dr. Leana Wen, less than one year after appointing her. The organization said in a statement, “we thank Dr. Leana Wen for her service to Planned Parenthood in such a pivotal time and extend our best wishes for her continued success.” Wen — the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood — took over in November 2018 after longtime president Cecile Richards stepped down. ... [Read Full Story]